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Amulet of Pataikos

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 × 7/16 × 5/16 in. (2.5 × 1.1 × 0.8 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.993E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bright blue glazed faience figure of Pataikos. The piece seems to have been formed in an open mold. The glaze is applied thickly and unevenly. The back of the piece is flat. The nude dwarf-shaped god has its head pierced with an eyelet hole. Condition: Brown incrustation in hollows; small hole in bottom of plinth.
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